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After my first complete season fishing with my Revo SX, I'm a beleiver in ABU Garcia again.  The Revo S (which I don't have) is a good bet.

Another reel I am impressed with is the Cabela's Prodigy (Daiwa).  I used this reel more than all my others this year without any problems and as soon as they put the 08's on clearance I'm buying 2 more.  I think they are awesome reels for $100, better yet at clearance prices.

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Stay far away from the REVO S. That reel is a pos. If you want a revo go for the sx.

What was your experience with it that leads you to say that?

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Revo S.  PERIOD (as RW likes to say).

The Revo S is built just as well and perfoms just as well as any other Revo.

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My experience with the Revo S is fantastic. Not a POS. I have an S and SX, and I love them both.

Falcon

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Well, I'm a Shimano fan. Although I have given a few away over the

years, every Shimano reel I have ever owned is still in use. They are

as fine a reel today as they were the first day out of the box, maybe

better!

Everyone has a favorite brand. For me that's Shimano:

Strong, smooth, silent and reliant.

8-)

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Stay far away from the REVO S. That reel is a pos. If you want a revo go for the sx.

I've owned 6 of them for a year and a half now.  Great reels and no problems what so ever.  

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A well maintained Shimano or Daiwa reel is a time proven winner.  All the others are probably OK, but they haven't proven themselves to me and many others like the BIG TWO.

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I have used the Citica 200dsv and I like it a lot. It is on sale right now for 89.99 to make way for the new Citicas coming out.

WOW, who has them on sale?

Thanks

 Joe

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I have used the Citica 200dsv and I like it a lot. It is on sale right now for 89.99 to make way for the new Citicas coming out.

WOW, who has them on sale?

Thanks

Joe

Check local dealers in your area.  I found some Curado 200Ds for that price.  Bought one, too.

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The be the most reliable, they have to have been around and in use for a long time to claim that title. The Ambassabeur reels and green Shimano reels can claim that title.

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My problem with the revo s is not having a quick way to adjust brakes, it's basicly a shimano reel with a tricky sideplate. I'm not trying to start a reel war, but not everybody loves the advanced thing you call the VBS, which is as low ball, and far outdated version of braking. I chose the REVO SX after trying the S model for two reasons. 1. I dont always fish from a boat, 2. I dont have to guess which brakes to turn on, and off. The REVO SX is far superior because you can make adjustments without having to take the reel apart.

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My vote is for the revo s.  I agree the revos sx is my favorite of the two but in that price range, the Revo s is one of the best.  Once you get the brakes where you want them, very seldom are you gonna change them providing that you've become comfortable with the reel.

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Your going to hear all sorts of answers.  Your best bet is to pick one up feel how it feels in your hands.  Then see if you can feel the way the reel feels mounted on the pole you plan on using.  Then just get a Shimano and be happy.lol :(

Later, :)

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You can save a few bucks buy picking up an abu c4. The revo s is just a lighter, more low profile version of the classic c4.

 

     That is not true! Please do not just make up an answer.

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The Revo S is so different, and performs so much better than the C4, that there is no comparison.  If you can afford a C4 you can afford a Revo S.  You will be much happier with a Revo S, unless you just want the old-school C4.

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You can save a few bucks buy picking up an abu c4. The revo s is just a lighter, more low profile version of the classic c4.

     That is not true! Please do not just make up an answer.

Boy, no kidding.

The C4 is built on a platform that's been around for 40 + years.  The Revo S is a ground up new model only 2 years old.

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